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Reach for the Stars Outreach

Excite Minds through STEM

Science - Technology - Engineering - Math


Host a local competition for 10-18 year olds
  • Build Estes rockets with a group of 12-15 students
  • Set up a launch field (baseball/football field, etc.) with a target spot
  • Launch Rockets
  • Measure each competitors distance from the target to their landing spot
Closest to the target is entered into a national competition where 5 winners celebrate at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center


First Nations Launch teams are eligible to receive one (1) Reach for the Stars kit containing 15 model rockets

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Reach for the Stars is a National Rocket Competition designed for ages 10-18 years old.  First Nations Launch partners with Reach for the Stars in providing a unique outreach opportunity.  Students build and launch a model rocket, attempting to land on a select target approximately 50 feet from the launch pad.  Judges measure the distance from the landing site to the launch pad.  The rocket landing closest to the target will be entered into a national competition.  The top five winners are invited to a special celebration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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